Members of the US military (and their families) can receive assistance from the American Legion’s Family Support Network. This program provides assistance to those who are struggling to afford a variety of everyday expenses, including grocery shopping, child care, yard maintenance, auto repair or other routine tasks.
Applicants are encouraged to call the nationwide toll-free number (800) 504-4098 or apply online at http://www.legion.org/familysupport/assistance for assistance. The information provided is forwarded to a local American Legion post that can provide the needed assistance.
Families with minor children are encouraged to contact the National Headquarters for assistance. The National Headquarters provides cash grants to assist with shelter, food, utilities and health expenses. These grants are only awarded to minor children ages 17 or younger whose biological or legal guardian served at least one day of active duty service after August 2, 1990. You can learn more about this program at http://www.legion.org/financialassistance.
The American Legion also provides assistance in filing VA benefits claims, finding employment after military separation, filing for and using GI Bill Benefits and more. For more information, visit their website at http://www.legion.org/.